FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
Featured poet: Hala Alyan
Spotlight poet: Jacob Victorine
PLUS NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
HALA ALYAN is a doctoral student, a psychologist-in-training, and a poet. Having lived all of the world, spanning from Oklahoma to Beirut, she tends to fall in love with cities and her latest object of affection is Manhattan. She writes relentlessly, with a deep passion and intense intimacy, tracing lines of global issues into personal spaces.
JACOB VICTORINE is a poet, emcee and performance artist born and bred on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A 2009 graduate of Brooklyn College, he has won awards for both his poetry and literary criticism. His work appears in the Uphook Press anthology, "Hell Strung and Crooked."
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & most illuminating mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.
Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com